Category Archives: Health

Nice Morning

Fatigued and travel-stressed, I rested welllast night and woke an hour late today.I had alone-time then, a pleasant spellof news and coffee, and I got to playthe solitaire I wished. I’d things to telland hear when she returned. A small … Continue reading

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Rain Check (A Curtal Sonnet)

My brother’s Covid means we must postponethe dinner reservation that we madeto celebrate completion of each speckof year-end office work. We’ll use the phoneinstead of seeing Mom for brunch, and tradegood words for food, and peace for pain in neck(induced … Continue reading

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Evident

My oldest friend complained the other dayher back is sore. She’s feeling like a wretch.She moaned a lot and then went on to sayshe’ll tend to it next week. “Don’t be a kvetch,”I countered. “There’s no reason to delay.Get on … Continue reading

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Pleasant Surprise

I know I have a herniated disk.My doctor told me 16 years ago.He read the MRI and said I riska rupture if I fail to care just so.And 50 years of phoning made a wreckof infrastructure in my upper spine.I’ve … Continue reading

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Potless

Some months ago I gave up using pot.I had to stop inhaling smoke or vape.My bronchiae protested such a lot I heeded, though too late for full escape.I sampled edibles, but their delay,and flavor that repelled or led to morethan … Continue reading

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Dry Skin

She said her hands feel dry when folding clothes.He countered smoothing paper irks his skin.For me a theory quickly then arose –committed as they are to scrubbing wellwhen in or out their fingers they expose,and then applying lotion for repair,perhaps … Continue reading

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Curmudgeonly Precosity

He’s old at 46, with some excuse.But though traumatic damage justifiesa frame of mind, a way of hanging loose,we wish it didn’t also mean demiseof vigor and determination’s juice,emerging petulance, impulsive cries.It bodes that a curmudgeon’s taking form,whose passion pales, … Continue reading

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A Smidge of Wisdom

I’d rather eat some carb than exercise,but I’m experienced (that’s code for old).Indulgence now no longer gratifiesthe way it did when young, and I don’t bounceback into health or fitting smaller size.I need a burn that isn’t gastric juice.The benefits … Continue reading

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Erring

First I wrote with ink that smeared.Next I got the sample wet.Rattled then, I poked instead of scraped.Looking back, my work appearedincorrect as it could get.Striking out, I hope my errs escaped.

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Medical Follow-Up

I’m trying for compliance, but my callto book that screening test was put on hold.I bided till invited, after allof 14 minutes. Then the robot toldme leave a message and I’ll be enrolledin patient lists they missed, and I will … Continue reading

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